Yoshiaki Irobe - Japan
Graphic Designer & Art Director
Yoshiaki was born in Chiba prefecture in 1974. He completed the Master’s program at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He presides over the Irobe Design Institute, Nippon Design Center Inc., and is a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts. His major works include visual identity (VI) and signage planning for the Ichihara Lakeside Museum and the Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun, branding for Osaka Metro, and design direction for the Takeo Paper Show 2011 (“Books”) and the Naka-Boso International Art Festival (Ichihara Art x Mix).
He undertakes design work across a broad spectrum, applying his graphic design techniques with his editorial perspective, from two- and three-dimensional graphics to spatial design such as the product package design for HAKUTSURU SAKE Brewing Co., Ltd. and Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. He pursues excellence and enhancement of the quality and functionality of information design in public spaces through diverse projects such as the Ginza Navigation Tags System and the TOKYO PROJECT.
He has won numerous design awards both in Japan and abroad, including awards from the Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC), Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA), Japan Sign Design Association (SDA), and so on.